Hotel accidents can be serious. If you were hurt in one, you will need to retain the services of a skilled Prince George’s County slip and fall lawyer to discuss your options.
What are the common types of hotel accidents in Maryland?
Hotels usually have a number of services for guests beyond just a place to sleep. For example, some hotels have specific luxuries such as a pool, restaurant, gym, and spa as well as basic services such as stairs, elevators, escalators, and more. In the event that these services and amenities are not properly maintained, guests can become injured as a result. Some causes of hotel accidents can include:
- Defective furniture
- Food poisoning
- Hot tub accidents
- Inadequate security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs
- Parking lot/garage accidents
Can I pursue legal action after a hotel accident in Maryland?
In Maryland, property owners are responsible for making sure that their grounds are adequately maintained and made safe for those who enter them. This can be achieved by hotel management and staff performing routine checks of the premises. By doing this, all hazards and dangerous conditions will be addressed to ensure that no guests are put in danger. If these checks are not conducted, staff and property owners may be held responsible for negligence in the event that a guest is hurt. This means that injured guests can pursue legal action by filing a personal injury claim.
If you were hurt in a hotel accident due to the negligence of another, you will have to display evidence showing that this negligence actually occurred. To do this, you should take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. You will also need to be sure to document the dangerous circumstances that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, you should ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information. You should go to the hospital directly after the accident, even if you do not feel you have been seriously injured. At the hospital, you will be able to obtain documentary proof of your injuries that can be key evidence in your personal injury claim. Most importantly, you will want to retain the services of a skilled Prince George’s County slip and fall lawyer.
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At McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P., our legal team has a strong focus on litigation that seeks just and fair compensation for victims of another party’s negligence. If you need a Prince George’s County personal injury lawyer that handles cases in Maryland, Washington D.C., or Virginia, our firm has the resources and knowledge needed to take a case as far as necessary, including to the U.S. Supreme Court. If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact us today.